Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Cour et Cœur
15.09 – 01.10.2022
For En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took inspiration from the Ars Subtilior. Taking this 14th century polyphonic musical form as her starting point, she developed a new dance vocabulary.
The Ars Subtilior is based on dissonance and contrast. It was created at a time of social fragmentation: the plague was raging and the Church was torn apart by internal conflicts. Today this upheaval seems more topical than ever. Against the complexity and intangibility of life, De Keersmaeker places the body. In all its power and vitality, but also in its vulnerability and mortality.
En Atendant premiered at the Festival d'Avignon in 2010, by the light of the setting sun. Selected as one of the most interesting performances of the season, it was performed at Kaaitheater during the 2011 Theatre Festival. Now this gem returns to Brussels in the home of Rosas in Vorst
“Enchantingly beautiful" - De Morgen
“An abstract dance that speaks to the heart, soul and mind.” – Le Soir
“A poem of dust, breath and sky choreographed with a staggering power of invention.” - Le Figaro
presented by Rosas, De Munt/La Monnaie & Kaaitheater
choreography Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker | danced by Boštjan Antončič, Sophia Dinkel, Carlos Garbin, Marie Goudot, Cynthia Loemij, Mark Lorimer, Sandy Williams, Sue-Yeon Youn | musicians Michael Schmid, Bart Coen / Dimos de Beun, Annelies Van Gramberen / Lieselot De Wilde, Thomas Baeté / Manuela Bucher | music ...L(ÉLEK)ZEM..’ - Istvan Matuz; En Atendant, souffrir m’estuet (ballade) - Filippo da Caserta ; Estampie En Atendant 2 (2010) - Bart Coen ; Sus un’ Fontayne (virelai) - Johannes Ciconia ; Je prens d’amour noriture (virelai) - anoniem / anonyme ; Esperance, ki en mon coeur - anoniem / anonyme | flaute Michael Schmid | ensemble Cour et Cœur | music direction Bart Coen | scenography Michel François | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | production Rosas | worldpremiere Festival d’Avignon, Cloître des Célestins, 9 juli 2010